Despite their frequent appearances together, Lamar Odom insists that he and Karlie Redd are “only friends.”
He made a guest appearance on “The Wendy Williams Show” on Friday, May 20, where the talk show host grilled him about what she called “a manufactured relationship” between the basketball player and the “Love and Hip Hop” singer.
Seemingly not satisfied with the relationship, Williams said, “Not that I have a problem with Karlie Redd, I just have a problem with Karlie Redd with Lammy.” Odom responded, “We’re friends; we’re really good friends, getting to know each other.” Williams, who was apparently not buying it, proceeded to ask if the two “sleep together.” Odom responded with an awkward silence, but then repeated the words “we’re friends,” along with a chuckle.
Williams continued to pry, later asking if Redd has a key to Odom’s home, to which he replied, “No, nope. Not at all.” After noticing that the 56-year-old still didn’t believe him, he assured her by saying, “I’m still single Wendy. Happily single,” then said, “I’m in Atlanta,” before the clip ended.
After they were seen together at Yandy Smith-Harris’ birthday party last month, rumors about a possible relationship between the two started to circulate. Smith-Harris, like Redd, is a cast member of the “Love and Hip Hop” franchise. Redd and Odom were photographed getting cozy on the red carpet for a promotional event for Odom’s celebrity boxing match against Aaron Carter on June 11 a few weeks later. Cisco Rosado and Peter Gunz, two more of Redd’s “Love and Hip Hop” castmates, will also throw hands on the same night.
Odom was previously married to Khloe Kardashian and called off his engagement to Sabrina Parr five months ago. Last year, Redd was able to legally separate from her ex-husband, Mo Fayne. Despite their relationship’s difficulties, she revealed that she and Mo Fayne had married in season nine of “Love and Hip Hop: Atlanta.” Fayne now has more pressing and ethical issues to attend to. Since pleading guilty to bank fraud charges, the entrepreneur faces a sentence of about 12 months in jail. Instead of using his PPP loan to pay his workers to keep his company going during the pandemic, he spent $2 million on jewelry and used the rest to pay off his child support.